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Our Email Newsletter, WW Dispatch, includes news about our members’ writing and events. The Dispatch mailing list reaches over 4,000 subscribers and comes out 3-5 times a month.

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MEMBER NEWS: New Release – The Inca Weaver’s Tales by Katherine Quevedo

Katherine Quevedo is thrilled to announce the publication of her debut mini-chapbook, The Inca Weaver’s Tales, available from Sword & Kettle Press. The Inca Weaver’s Tales traverses a fabled landscape inspired by Ecuadorian and Peruvian folklore in rich, cyclical verse that mimics the interconnected nature of humanity and divinity as a whole. This mini-chapbook is…

MEMBER NEWS: 2024 Award Winner – The Ways of Water by Teresa H. Janssen

Member Teresa H Janssen’s historical novel, The Ways of Water, was recently awarded the Western Heritage Center’s Award for outstanding western novel of 2023. This award honors significant contributions to Western heritage through creative works in literature, music, television and film. Janssen will attend the April awards ceremony at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma…

MEMBER NEWS: New release: From First Breath to Last by Dede Montgomery

Author Dede Montgomery’s newest memoir, FROM FIRST BREATH TO LAST: A STORY ABOUT LOVE, WOMANHOOD AND AGING, released by Bedazzled Ink Publishing on March 17. “Two lives, an unpublished memoir, and a posthumous conversation between mother and daughter.” This is Montgomery’s 4th book, joining HUMANITY’S GRACE, BEYOND THE RIPPLES, AND MY MUSIC MAN. Find out…

MEMBER NEWS: New Release – Long Journey Home by Michael R. Lane

From “Case 121” and “Silver Anniversary” to “Coma,” “The Last Serious Man,” and “Fogbound,” Long Journey Home takes the reader on distinctive, eclectic, winding journeys through the astonishing complexities of devotion, relationships, longing, lust, and love with a dash of detective mysteries tossed in for additional spice. Follow Michael at his website.

MEMBER NEWS: New Book Contract – Tangled Darkness by MM Desch

Thanks to the Willamette Writers community and so many others, I’m thrilled to announce my first book contract. As the COVID lockdown took hold in 2020, I launched into crime fiction writing. Many drafts later my psychological thriller, TANGLED DARKNESS, will be published by Rowan Prose Publishing in the middle of 2025. The story in…